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New Roger Waters video released - The Last Refugee Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 19 May 2017

Following on from Déjà Vu, another new track from Roger Waters' forthcoming album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, has today been released to hear on streaming platforms including Spotify, and as you'll see below, as an atmospheric and touching video created by Sean Evans and Roger.

The song is very poignant, heightened by the accompanying video, and further develops the feel and focus of his new album, which is now just two weeks away.

If this song, or the previously released Smell The Roses and Déjà Vu, has whet your appetite for the album, we list here the dedicated ordering links for the vinyl and the CD editions - using these will give a small but vital contribution to the running costs of Brain Damage, without costing you a penny/cent extra, and we really appreciate it!

IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? CD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? 180g 2LP VINYL:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
 
Roger Waters interview and Pink Floyd exhibition feature in Uncut Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Uncut magazine, cover date July 2017The new issue of the UK's Uncut magazine (cover date July 2017) arrives in UK shops on Thursday, and in due course will be available in selected outlets in Europe and elsewhere, and features Roger Waters on the cover.

Uncut have previewed the magazine thus: 'The small matter of 25 years after his last rock album, an urgent, raging Waters has returned, with much he needs to say. Is This The Life We Really Want?, according to producer Nigel Godrich, gives Waters a "reboot in the same way The Force Awakens gave Star Wars back to the fans." And in our exclusive interview, Waters elucidates. "It's not much of a leap from 'Is This The Life We Really Want?' to 'Money', 'Us And Them' or 'Welcome To The Machine'," he says. "They're all interconnected in ways that are… unsubtle."

'There’s plenty to talk about, of course, as Pink Floyd's retrospective exhibition opens at the V&A in London and Waters plots his imminent Us + Them live extravaganza. In a wide-ranging conversation with Michael Bonner, Waters touches on Floyd and The Beatles, 9/11, Brexit ("All through my youth I fought the Farages of this world"), Bernie Sanders and, of course, Donald Trump. "There’s a resistance everywhere," he says. "I want people who come to the show, particularly in the United States Of America, to understand that what I'm doing is symbolic of the general resistance to the absolute inhumanity of the status quo."'

The magazine can be purchased online through Newsstand.co.uk although not right now; this new issue will be shown there shortly, so we suggest you give it a few days before trying.

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - a first look Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal RemainsOn Saturday, May 13th, a landmark event in the world of Pink Floyd takes place. At London’s historic Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens to the public, bringing the world of the band to fan and casual observer alike. As with any such exhibition, the creators have to ensure they are not just preaching to the converted, but providing an absorbing, illuminating and compelling experience to all audiences. Covering 50 years or so of a band with the richness of Pink Floyd’s music, staging and design was never going to be easy, so the opening of TMR, finally, has come at the end of what seems quite a development process. A few hiccups along the way (not least, the aborted opening of the exhibition in Milan, three years ago) but thanks to much persistence and effort, it is now here. Brain Damage was very fortunate to attend on Tuesday this week for a preview of the exhibition, and our initial report follows below.

Stepping through the doors into Their Mortal Remains provided a real feeling of wonder and intrigue, and we know many of you will be travelling (some from far flung corners of the planet) to attend the exhibition. At this stage, we really don’t want to spoil the experience you should be able to have, walking around and exploring. The mainstream media have covered some aspects of the exhibition quite well, and some of it has been shown off on TV, on websites, and in newspapers. For now, though, we will hold back our extensive photo selection of the exhibition so that visitors to this site at least go in pretty fresh to the exhibition. It is a balance though, as we know some of you won’t be able to attend (at least the London staging; the V&A are saying in interviews they hope to tour it), or want to know more about it before committing to tickets, travel arrangements, and suchlike.

So, without giving too much away, what should you expect from the exhibition? First off, the official catalogue of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains has been available to order for a while now; for those wishing to get this, we would urge you to consider ordering online, as the paperback (only available from the V&A online and on site) and the hardback (available from all Amazon stores, and featuring a rather wonderful lenticular 3D cover) are heavy items, and you won’t necessarily want to carry them around, and also risk getting them damaged on the way home. We will cover the book in more detail shortly on this site, but briefly, it includes pictures of a fair amount of the exhibits, but many items on display AREN’T in the book. There are also a number of pictures in the book that aren’t on display. It also features extensive text, essays about the Floyd, and more. It’s a fascinating look at the band in a much wider sense than a dry catalogue ever would be, and a definite recommended purchase. You can find more details through this link.

OK, let’s now give you a rough guide to the exhibition, again without hopefully giving too much away, or spoiling surprises…

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New Roger Waters track released today - Déjà Vu Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 08 May 2017

Déjà Vu, another new track from Roger Waters' forthcoming album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, has today been released to hear on streaming platforms including Spotify, and as you'll see below, as an audio only video clip.

If that, or the previously released track Smell The Roses, has whet your appetite for the album, we list here the dedicated ordering links for the vinyl AND the CD editions - using these will give a small but vital contribution to the running costs of Brain Damage, without costing you a penny/cent extra, and we really appreciate it!

IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? CD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? 180g 2LP VINYL:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

NOTE: Some of the stores above are yet to list the releases as available to buy but the pages are there for when they do. If your chosen store doesn't have it yet, please keep trying, or consider an alternate store - Amazon ship vinyl worldwide.

 
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